Could the distraction of a UFO sighting during a flight be enough to cause a collision or crash ?
Over the years there have been numerous pilot reports of strange objects in the skies. During World War II, fighter pilots on both sides reported fiery glowing objects ( nicknamed 'Foo Fighters' ) following their planes and engaging in wild maneuvers. In more recent times commercial pilots have also reported seeing unusual objects buzzing their aircraft, but to date no crashes have ever been directly attributed to a collision with or a distraction caused by a UFO.
In 1948 however an alleged UFO pursuit did result in a fatality. Four P-51s had been scrambled to intercept an object estimated to be 300ft wide. While three of the planes broke off the pursuit, the fourth pilot climbed to 25,000 ft without oxygen before blacking out and crash landing.
"UFO debunker Robert Sheaffer puts it more bluntly blog: "."
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Source: Discovery News
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